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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings

The Great 78 Project! Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many.

Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.

The Almost Complete 78 RPM Recording Dating Guide by Steven C Barr has good information about the record companies.


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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Peerless Orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [ www.cylinder.de ] release for October 2009: A snappy cake walk number, performed the Peerless Orchestra, recorded in 1904 and composed by Abe Holzmann.
Topics: cylinder record, ragtime, band, orchestra, peerless
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Conway's Band; Abe Holzmann; Patrick Conway
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Performer: Conway's Band Writer: Abe Holzmann Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 18559B Catalog number: 18559-B
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Conway's Band; Abe Holzmann
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Performer: Conway's Band Writer: Abe Holzmann Digitized at 80 revolutions per minute. One stylus was used.It is 0.7mil eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: None listed Catalog number: 50652-R Other IDs from the record include: 6776-A-1-11
( 1 reviews )
Topics: LP, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ernest L. Stevens; Abe Holzmann
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Performer: Ernest L. Stevens Writer: Abe Holzmann Piano Solo. Digitized at 80 revolutions per minute. One stylus was used.It is 0.7mil eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 8704-G-3-4 Catalog number: 51105-R Other IDs from the record include: 8704
( 1 reviews )
Topics: LP, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Conway's Band; Abe Holzmann
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Performer: Conway's Band Writer: Abe Holzmann Digitized at 80 revolutions per minute. One stylus was used.It is 0.7mil eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: None listed Catalog number: 50652-R
( 1 reviews )
Topics: LP, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pietro Deiro; Abe Holzmann
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Performer: Pietro Deiro Writer: Abe Holzmann Accordion Solo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 17921B Catalog number: 17921-B
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Fields; Holzmann
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Performer: Arthur Fields Writer: Holzmann Baritone Solo; Band Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 77969 Catalog number: A2635 Other IDs from the record include: 77969
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Pryor's Band; Abe Holzmann
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Performer: Arthur Pryor's Band Writer: Abe Holzmann Military Band. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 16307A Catalog number: 16307-A Other IDs from the record include: 1731
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Big Band
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Massed Bands of the Aldershot Command; Holzmann
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Performer: Massed Bands of the Aldershot Command Writer: Holzmann March; Recorded in Europe. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pryor's Orchestra; Holzmann
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Performer: Pryor's Orchestra Writer: Holzmann Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 16089A Catalog number: 16089-A
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pietro; Abe Holzmann
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Performer: Pietro Writer: Abe Holzmann Piano-accordion Solo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 17921B Catalog number: 17921-B
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Conway's Band; Abe Holzmann; Patrick Conway
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Performer: Conway's Band Writer: Abe Holzmann Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 18559B Catalog number: 18559-B
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Duke University Men's Glee Club; J. Foster Barnes; G. E. Leftwitch, Jr.; Abe Holzmann
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Performer: Duke University Men's Glee Club Writer: G. E. Leftwitch, Jr.; Abe Holzmann Conductor: J. Foster Barnes Duke University; Vocal Medley. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0, Rolloff: -5.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Vocal
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band; Lu Watters; Bob Scobey; Turk Murphy; Ellis Horne; Wally Rose; Dick Lammi; Clancy Hayes; Russ Bennett; Bill Dart; Abe Holzmann
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Performer: Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band; Lu Watters; Bob Scobey; Turk Murphy; Ellis Horne; Wally Rose; Dick Lammi; Clancy Hayes; Russ Bennett; Bill Dart Writer: Abe Holzmann Recorded in San Francisco. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 450.0, Rolloff: -10.5....
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78'er Klubben
by Regimatal band of H.M. Grenadier Guards - cond.: Major George Mille; Holzmann; Regimatal band of H.M. Grenadier Guards - cond.: Major George Mille; Holzmann
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march
Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
78'er Klubben
by Organ solo by Reginald Dixon; Holzmann; Organ solo by Reginald Dixon; Holzmann
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Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
78'er Klubben
by Polydor orch.; Aba Holzmann; Polydor orch.; Aba Holzmann
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Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
78'er Klubben
by Alfons Bauer (Zither); Alfons Bauer (Zither) u.s. orch.Hans Holzmann; Alfons Bauer (Zither) u.s. orch.Hans Holzmann
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Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
78'er Klubben
by Alfons Bauer (Zither); Alfons Bauer (Zither) u.s. orch.Hans Holzmann; Alfons Bauer (Zither) u.s. orch.Hans Holzmann; A. Rauns
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Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78